2c about the development of ubuntu

Ante Karamatic ivoks at ubuntu.com
Sun Jan 1 19:20:45 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 18:31 +0100, Udo 'Robos' Puetz wrote:

> Regarding my comment above, you will inject that oracle won't help me
> because I used a non-certified distro. But this is the real thing:
> do we want to follow the stupid game the "big companies" play and pride us
> with being "certified" - although we run the same kernel and libc as any
> other disto or do we force them - yes, linux and the distros have that power
> already in my humble opinion - to "certify" linux-2.6.15.tar.bz2 straight
> from kernel.org and libc from gnu.org?

Development of 2.6 kernel isn't anything like development of 2.4 kernel.
2.6 kernels are development kernels and they are left to distributors to
modify them to their like. You can't have one kernel that will fit all.
You can't make one part of operating system (kernel) certified. You have
to certify whole operating system. Kernel, by it self, isn't whole
operating system.

> Because it hasn't been tested well enough? Why shouldn't you have run 2.4.13 
> (mind the 4) on the day of it's release? Because that would have been *sort
> of* bad...

2.6.15 isn't tested or 2.6 in general? 2.6.15 isn't out yet, and it's
being tested as we speek. Acording to results, changes are made in
development. To me it's better to test and develop, than develop and
then test. What do you think?

As far as 2.6 goes... As I said, plain vanilla 2.6 kernels are mostly
not-ploished. And this isn't a bug. This is a feature. It gives space to
distributors of operating systems (RedHat, Canonical, Mandirva,
Novell...) to shape their OS to their like and purpose.

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